Farage slams Joe Biden’s ‘contempt’ for UK after he ignored Boris’ calls for 36 hours

Joe Biden is ‘treating his allies with contempt’ says Farage

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Nigel Farage

has accused US President

Joe Biden

of treating the UK and Boris Johnson “with sheer contempt”. This comes after the dramatic and swift fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban last week. It was reported in the Daily Telegraph that President Biden ignored Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempts to contact him for around 36 hours at the height of the crisis.

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According to the reports, Mr Johnson tried to reach Mr Biden on Monday morning but wasn’t able to get him on the phone until 10pm Tuesday.

The lengthy wait took place while Afghanistan erupted in chaos and desperate Afghans rushed Kabul’s international airport in the hope of evacuation.

Mr Farage said: “For me, this is a very difficult subject.

“I have spent over 20 years working with American companies, both in the commercial business world but also in media as well.”


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Nigel Farage has accused US President Joe Biden of treating the UK and Boris Johnson ‘with contempt’

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Farage used his programme on GB News last night to question the strength of the US-UK alliance

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The GB News host continued: “I have a lot of friends in America and have always believed strongly in the special relationship.

“I even managed to get myself involved in American politics a few times!

“But something has changed over the course of the last few days.

“The sheer level of contempt with which Joe Biden treated not just Boris Johnson but his other NATO allies.

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This comes after the dramatic and swift fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban last week

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“That Boris Johnson wanted a phone call early Monday morning but didn’t get one until 10pm on Tuesday.

“The fact Joe Biden didn’t speak to another world leader for 48 hours after Kabul fell.

“All of that says to me that the claim that America is back was little more than a sick joke.

“Is America still a trusted ally of ours?”


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Johnson had urged the American president not to throw away ‘the gains made in Afghanistan’

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On Tuesday, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told White House reporters that the President had “not yet spoken with any other world leaders” about the Afghanistan catastrophe.

A White House readout of the eventual phone call states that Mr Biden and Mr Johnson “discussed the need for continued close coordination among allies and democratic partners on Afghanistan policy going forward”.

They both agreed to hold a virtual meeting with other leaders of the G7 nations next week.

However, according to the Telegraph, Mr Johnson had desperately urged the American president not to throw away “the gains made in Afghanistan”.